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Hotel el Portico

Calle Guacalillo, San Jose de la Montana 48201 , Costa Rica
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The hotel is only about 30 minutes from Heredia downtown, and 25 minutes from the Juan Santamaria Airport, I stayed at this hotel on my last trip to Costa Rica, I went there with my Girlfriend and we had a very lovely time. It was a little difficult to find the location of the hotel, but after we asked some... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I was Ben with my girlfriend Saturday 04 of august around 9:30 pm, we will try to have a evening in romantic and special , Location is nice and the entrance looks very rustic beautiful place so I decide to paid and have a nice evening, they give me the key of the room and surprise really tiny and poor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

While I was on a Backpacking Tour in Costa Rica i spent two nights in this amazing hotel. It is in the mountains and very cozy. It is near to the airport so perfect when you arrive or have to leave to spent the first or last days there! It is really worth it! We met some couples who spend... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stayed at El Portico Hotel 2 weeks ago and we loved it! The hotel is beautiful and rustic with very kind and helpful staff. The food is very tasty, with a reasonable price, we tried their speciality; home made pasta. I've never tried any pasta this good anywhere else and the portion is hugh! The room was clean and... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

My wife and I went to El Portico in December for our honey moon and it was a beautiful experience. The lady at the reception was super, super nice and the package deal for a honey moon was a great price compared to other hotels in the area. The landscape was amazing and they even had a nice hiking trail... More 

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

El Portico is in the cool mountains above Heredia with pine forrests surrounding the hotel. Beautiful natural varnished wood is the total theme. Very comfortable and cozy with panoramic views of the Central Valley. The restaurant had excellent food and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The Italian owner was very nice and ran a good business. The climate... More 

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San Jose
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

Hotel has its own restaurant. Supose to be an Intalian Restaurant called TRES MARIAS. There is only 1 waiter for the whole restaurant that has around 15 tables. It took us 90 minutes to see the first dish. Would not recomend this place event to my worse enemy!

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

We stumbled on this great place while bushwacking around Costa Rica. It is located NNE of Heredia, maybe 7-10 miles, but a world apart due to location. The hotel is about 6000 feet in elevation (maybe 4000-4500 feet above the Central Valley) and has unbelievable views. You can actually watch the sun set over the Pacific. The local environment is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

I spent the last two days of my trip to Costa Rico at the El Portico. I wasn't sure if I would go to the city (San Jose) or to a more quiet place. I made the right decision with the El Portico, an mountain hotel. It was referred to me by an hotel owner/manager in Manuel Antonio. The place... More 

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Address: Calle Guacalillo, San Jose de la Montana 48201 , Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > San Jose de la Montana
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Number of rooms: 19
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Hotel El Portico Costa Rica/San Jose De La Montana

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